Nov 14, 2011

Dem Fall Out Over President Obama’s Economy

Major policy disagreements are building a wedge between President Obama and Congressional Democrats. A growing number of Democrats on Capitol Hill are now refusing to express their support for the President’s agenda.

A Growing Number Of Democrats Are Running Away From President Obama’s Economy. “A number of moderate Democrats like Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar and liberals like Sen. Bernie Sanders are declining to give their unqualified support for the president … So as the president faces the dual challenges of energizing his base while wooing moderates, some Democrats in Congress are keeping their distance, with the president’s approval rating hovering in the mid-40s — and even lower in states like West Virginia, where moderate Sen. Joe Manchin is up for reelection.” (Manu Raju & Marin Cogan, “Some Democrats Refuse To Back President Obama,” Politico, 11/13/11)